This year I am thrilled to be one of the judges of the East Midlands Book Award, the prestigious literary prize awarded annually to the best book written by an East Midlands author. From the EMBA website: ‘Every year £1000 is awarded to a writer of…
This coming Friday sees the award ceremony for this year’s East Midlands Book Award. One lucky writer will receive the coveted EMBA trophy: As I am one of the trio of judges for this brilliant prize, I’ll be there. Judging the EMBA has been a great…
I am thrilled to be able to say that I will be at the PowWow Festival of Writing this Sunday. If you don’t know what Pow Wow is, here’s the lowdown from the PowWow website: The PowWow Festival of Writing brings industry experts, experienced authors and… https://danpowellfiction.com/2016/04/21/reading-powwow-festival-of-writing-24th-april-2016/
For the fourth year running I have managed to make the Thresholds Feature Writing Competition shortlist. The competition which celebrates the short story form is now in its fifth year and the shortlist is always crammed with some great writing that gives…
Barely ten weeks into 2016 and I’ve already experienced what I am sure will be a high point in my writing year. Last week I was fortunate enough to be co-tutor, alongside the brilliant Malika Booker, on the First Story Prize Winner’s Arvon residential at…
He's currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the end of which he will either have written a novel or he'll have failed. He's aiming for the former.
His short fiction has appeared in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, Staccato, Metazen and The View From Here.
His short story ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and was published in The Best British Short Stories 2012.
When he's not changing nappies, making lunch or writing, he's reading, or online or watching old episodes of Green Wing.
Milky Way emerges from a lighthouse in prize-winning photo - space - 19 ...
A New Zealand lighthouse seems to send out a beacon to the whole galaxy in this image which took first place in Astronomy Photographer of th
Frankenstein's Monster sleeping on the job! - RetronautFrankenstein's Mo...
Frankenstein's Monster sleeping on the job! - A page from 'Famous Monsters of Filmland' issue 1. 1950s, Funny, Uncategorized 1958A page from
Interviewed: Christopher Allen: the Absurd and Surreal « Flash Fiction ...
Christopher Allen by Gay Degani. Christopher Allen splits his time between the UK and Germany, where he teaches business English and shovels
We're workshopping - Guest Post by Valerie O'Riordan
There's less than three weeks to go before the first National Flash-Fiction Day is upon us, and two days before THAT, I'm going to b